Originally Posted by KRIEGER
thanks...good point...bought the sand in bags at the store...came wet and ready to install...it's real "sand" but "prepared" for use in a saltwater aquarium. As for the algae...mostly green, some brown, a few clusters of hair, and a little red beneath the sand in 2 of the corners.
Well the brown algae is probably diatoms from my understanding and will go away when its food source is depleted, mainly silicates. Sounds like overall you have a smorgesborg of algae. Do you use tap water or RO
. If you are using tap water you are gonna fight the algae forever. I know this as I have that problem in my fowlr
tank. I am no just switching to RO
water since I am upgrading to a 72 gal
mixed reef. My tap water tests at 117 PPM
of disolved particulate. The reading on my RO
unit is usually 000 or 001 PPM
. These particulates may be feeding the algae if you are using tap.